Archive for May 2012 announcements

New restrictions on selling ladders

Written by James & Paul in General and Top Seller at 12:05pm, Thu 31 May 2012

You may be aware of a recent issue where a ladder purchased from a seller on Trade Me collapsed, causing the buyer a serious leg injury.

After an investigation by the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, the ladder was found to have failed to meet the safety standard AS/NZS 1892.1:1996. This is currently a voluntary standard.

We are concerned there may be other ladders being sold that do not meet the standard, so we are introducing a new requirement that only new ladders that comply with this standard can be listed. This change will take effect from 1 July 2012, giving members a month to get ladders they have in stock tested to the standard.  More...

Payment delays - Queens Birthday

Written by Shanin in General at 1:00pm, Wed 30 May 2012

Queens Birthday is coming up this Monday, so we wanted to let you know there will be a delay with payments if you use phone or internet banking to top up your Trade Me account. If your payment is made after 8pm on Friday 1 June, it will not arrive in your Trade Me account until Wednesday 6 June.

We are sorry for the inconvenience caused, but this is how the banks roll on Public Holidays. We hope you all have a safe and happy long weekend.

Problems Listing Boats

Written by Matt in Site status at 7:35pm, Wed 23 May 2012

We're aware of an issue that is preventing people from listing in the "Boats and Marine" category. Our Tech team are working on a fix and hope to have it sorted first thing in the morning.

We apologise for the inconvenience.

Site Issue

Written by Matt in Site status at 6:57am, Tue 22 May 2012

We had an issue this morning between 6:44am and 6:54am where some people were unable to access the site. We have now fixed the problem and have extended all auctions that were due to close between 6:45am and 7:15am by one hour.

Apologies for the inconvenience.

Trade Me tickled pink for Pink Shirt Day

Written by Cat & Jeff in General at 8:14am, Fri 18 May 2012

You may have noticed Kevin the Kiwi sporting a pink shirt today – he’s celebrating Pink Shirt Day, an annual event celebrated throughout New Zealand and around the world.

Pink Shirt Day is aimed at raising awareness about the power to prevent bullying. Its goal is to reduce bullying by celebrating diversity and promoting the development of positive social relationships.

The event began in Nova Scotia, Canada in 2007 when a group of students stood up to defend a kid who was bullied for wearing a pink shirt. The students took a stand by all wearing pink shirts to show solidarity, handing out pink shirts for their classmates to wear.  More...

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